Assistive tech is ‘key to battling inclusive housing shortfall'

Assistive tech is ‘key to battling inclusive housing shortfall'

Smart houses packed with assistive technology and automation allowing disabled residents to control appliances, lights and heating remotely could prove central to solving Scotland’s housing crisis for disabled people.

That’s according to the boss of housing group, Blackwood House, who believes that “clever design and integrated technology supports people to do more for themselves”.

Chief executive Franchea Kelly was responding to a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which revealed a huge shortage of suitable housing in Scotland for disabled people.

 

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